Community News
Latest News
School News

June 2018
May 2018
April 2018
March 2018
February 2018
November 2017
October 2017
September 2017
August 2017
July 2017
June 2017
May 2017
April 2017
March 2017
February 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
March 2016
February 2016
November 2015
October 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
News & Events
The 'Full Circle' of Lourdanian Service - 27 April 2017

Last week, Lourdes Hill students were visited by past pupil (Senior 2012), Lahni Jones, who is a Community Organiser for the Oaktree Foundation. Oaktree is a youth organisation best known for its Live Below the Line campaign, and aims to eradicate poverty around the world.


Lahni was an active member of Lourdes Hill’s service community when she was a student, and was a House Spirituality Leader in her senior year. After leaving school, she became busy with her university studies, but soon found that she deeply missed her social justice work and decided to join Oaktree.


Lahni said that she was thrilled to discover that Oaktree’s values were very similar to Caritas’, which became very familiar to her during her Lourdes Hill years, thanks to the College’s commitment to the charity, and in particular to Project Compassion.


This year, the federal Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) will release its foreign policy white paper, which will ‘set the scene’ for Australia’s foreign affairs policies for the foreseeable future. Oaktree has an opportunity to lodge a submission outlining the key global issues from the perspective of Australia’s youth, and in effect, giving the youth of Australia a voice for this important government paper. Lahni’s visit to the College was to hear from Lourdes Hill students, to find out what they saw as important global issues that we are facing now, and into the future. She will use this feedback to help form Oaktree’s submission to DFAT.


The College was delighted to welcome Lahni back to her old school to continue her service journey and to speak to those who may be just beginning theirs, and in turn, forming a “full circle of service”.


For more information on the Oaktree Foundation, please visit its website

Categories: Latest News | School News